One region in Scotland was a local authority between 1975 and 1996 . They had been created in place of the counties established in 1889 . In contrast to England and Wales , where counties still existed after 1974, the term “region” was chosen in Scotland.
|No. (see map)||Region or island district||Administrative headquarters||Area ( ha )||Population (estimated)|
|02||Dumfries and Galloway (region)||Dumfries||639,561||147,900|
|03||Borders (region)||Newtown St Boswells||471.253||105,300|
|10||Western Isles (island district)||Stornoway||289,798||29,600|
|Not illustrated||Shetland (island district)||Lerwick||143,268||22,522|
|Not illustrated||Orkney (island district)||Kirkwall||97,581||19,600|
With effect from April 1, 1996 , these administrative structures were dissolved again. The current administrative structure was created with the 32 council areas (including the 3 island districts), which perceive the status of a unitary authority and thus both the administration of the regions and the districts (“single-level administration”).
- Whitaker's Concise Almanack 1995 . J Whitaker & Sons Ltd, London 1994, ISBN 0-85021-247-2 , pp. 570-571.